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Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown, one of the leading family friendly hotels in Dublin, offers the ultimate ideal destination for a family break in the Dublin region.

With a wealth of family-focused attractions located within close proximity to the hotel, our top hotel in Blanchardstown represents an excellent base for families looking to make the most of their holiday.

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If you would like some day-out ideas, have a look at places in close proximity to our hotel:


Dublin Zoo is another must-see when visiting Dublin. Located in the Phoenix Park, it is Ireland’s most popular family attraction. As one of the world’s’ oldest zoo’s, it is home to some 400 animals who are housed in a safe environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience.

EMERALD PARK (formerly 'Tayto Park')

No family holiday is complete without a trip to Emerald Park. Located 20 minutes away in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. With thrill-seeking attractions, a junior area, playgrounds, shows and entertainment plus a fantastic zoo which is home to over 250 animals, you are guaranteed fun for all the family! Also located in Emerald Park is Ireland’s first rollercoaster “The Cú Chulainn Coaster”.

Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown is one of the most popular hotels near Emerald Park.


Phoenix Park is Europe's largest enclosed public park and home to Dublin Zoo, Áras an Uachtaráin,  Farmleigh House and a large herd of fallow deer.

The Park is open all year round and it's a perfect place for a family picnic!


To finish up your trip, you have to visit the National Aquatic Centre Blanchardstown. NAC was host to the swimming events of the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games and is one of the World’s largest indoor water centres.

Inside you will find a 10 lane international standard swimming pool, Aquazone including adventure water rides, children’s play pool, wave pool, a fitness centre as well as a café and reception area.


Why not enjoy what Blanchardstown Shopping Centre has to offer? Home to over 180 stores, 3 Retail Parks and over 25 restaurants and coffee shops. Bring the children for a day of fun filled shopping and dine out in one of the many child friendly restaurants.


A picturesque village of Malahide is located a short drive from the hotel and it is home to Malahide Castle & Gardens - one of Ireland's oldest castles that dates back to the 12th century. It boasts pleasant walks, playgrounds, sporting facilities and numerous restaurants that offer the best of Irish and international cuisine.